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51 Kannada Proverbs that Will Make You Think (WISDOM)

Top 10 Most Famous Kannada Proverbs

Things will take years to create, but minutes to destroy.
Things will take years to create, but minutes to destroy.
He who works as a servant will always be eligible to work as a King.
He who works as a servant will always be eligible to work as a King.
Health is wealth.
Health is wealth.
If an inferior gets riches, he demands an umbrella to be held over his head at midnight.
If an inferior gets riches, he demands an umbrella to be held over his head at midnight.
Don’t part two brothers.
Don’t part two brothers.
All that glitters are not gold.
All that glitters are not gold.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Slow and steady wins the race.
A dying out flame dazzles more.
A dying out flame dazzles more.
When she shared her troubled life with her elder sister’s husband, he said, forsake your children and come to me.
When she shared her troubled life with her elder sister’s husband, he said, forsake your children and come to me.
Silence is gold.
Silence is gold.

17 Thought-Provoking Kannada Proverbs

Handing over precious stones to a monkey.
Handing over precious stones to a monkey.
For the one who drinks porridge, [there is] a person to hold moustache.
For the one who drinks porridge, [there is] a person to hold moustache.
The reputation lost on a betelnut won’t comeback though you donate an elephant.
The reputation lost on a betelnut won’t comeback though you donate an elephant.
Punishment has got 10 credits to its name.
Punishment has got 10 credits to its name.
Grandma is worried about her worn out dress; the Granddaughter worried about having a sweet dish.
Grandma is worried about her worn out dress; the Granddaughter worried about having a sweet dish.
Though he is very young, has got wisdom like that of Shiva[God].
Though he is very young, has got wisdom like that of Shiva[God].
If you see a negative dream, get up and sit.
If you see a negative dream, get up and sit.
One without worries can doze off in a marketplace [noisy hubbub].
One without worries can doze off in a marketplace [noisy hubbub].
Religious beliefs may go wrong, but not a proverb.
Religious beliefs may go wrong, but not a proverb.
It's as if the fence uprooted [itself] and allowed the field to be grazed [by the live stock].
It’s as if the fence uprooted [itself] and allowed the field to be grazed [by the live stock].
It is like placing a lamp atop a partitioning wall.
It is like placing a lamp atop a partitioning wall.
If you escape from the stick being waved at you, you will live a thousand years.
If you escape from the stick being waved at you, you will live a thousand years.
It's like frog jumping on a person who is already afraid (of it).
It’s like frog jumping on a person who is already afraid (of it).
A sin did without realizing is cured when you realize it.
A sin did without realizing is cured when you realize it.
Never believe a man who is cry-prone nor a female who is smile-prone.
Never believe a man who is cry-prone nor a female who is smile-prone.
If you act out you are a royal parrot, if annoyed, you bother like a cobra.
If you act out you are a royal parrot, if annoyed, you bother like a cobra.
The body dies, the fame lives.
The body dies, the fame lives.

6 Motivational Kannada Proverbs that Inspires Hard Work and Faith

Where there is a will, there is a way.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Sow the seeds to get ripen fruits.
Sow the seeds to get ripen fruits.
Even if the salary is worth six penny be employed in the palace.
Even if the salary is worth six penny be employed in the palace.
Desire knows no poor.
Desire knows no poor.
New brooms sweep clean.
New brooms sweep clean.
Will the God who brought us into this world make us graze on grass?
Will the God who brought us into this world make us graze on grass?

18 Kannada Proverbs That Will Make You Think

Greed is the root cause of sorrow.
Greed is the root cause of sorrow.
When a cloth is given for charity, they took it to the backyard and measured it.
When a cloth is given for charity, they took it to the backyard and measured it.
Though the gold belogs to his own sister, a goldsmith wouldn’t let it without swindling.
Though the gold belogs to his own sister, a goldsmith wouldn’t let it without swindling.
Not all that lits is light, the word of truth is light.
Not all that lits is light, the word of truth is light.
Wherever(whichever direction) you go, sorrow won’t leave you.
Wherever(whichever direction) you go, sorrow won’t leave you.
Everybody’s deeds are for the sake of belly and for a piece of cloth.
Everybody’s deeds are for the sake of belly and for a piece of cloth.
Decisivenessvolition is greater than all kinds of charity.
Decisiveness/volition is greater than all kinds of charity.
Distant hill looks smooth.
Distant hill looks smooth.
The winner lost, the loser died.
The winner lost, the loser died.
It is like giving authority to a scorpion.
It is like giving authority to a scorpion.
As a sapling, if it can’t bend, will it ever, when it has grown to become a tree
As a sapling, if it can’t bend, will it ever, when it has grown to become a tree?
When wind comes up, go with it yourself; when market comes up, sell in it your goods.
When wind comes up, go with it yourself; when market comes up, sell in it your goods.
Though God gives a boon, the priest wouldn’t.
Though God gives a boon, the priest wouldn’t.
When lived it wasn’t there, when survived it wasn’t there, but inflictions by the god of misfortune in ones demise time.
When lived it wasn’t there, when survived it wasn’t there, but inflictions by the god of misfortune in ones demise time.
It is like a cat lapping up the milk with its eyes closed [to the world].
It is like a cat lapping up the milk with its eyes closed [to the world].
He eats dung, would you eat it too?
He eats dung, would you eat it too?
Where there is love, there is grief.
Where there is love, there is grief.
[There is] a time for mother-in-law and a time for daughter-in-law.
[There is] a time for mother-in-law and a time for daughter-in-law.

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